Ron DeSantis’ 2024 campaign launch was an unmitigated disaster, with technical difficulties derailing the Twitter live chat event. The Florida governor’s trademark white rain boots were once again thrust into the spotlight, as a meme circulated showing them poking out from underneath Dorothy’s house in the Wizard of Oz. The ridicule was relentless, with the servers repeatedly crashing and the audio frequently cutting out. Moderator David Sacks said the traffic was “melting the internet,” and it took almost 40 minutes for the event to begin properly. The chaos was a far cry from the “strong leadership” DeSantis promised to bring to America.
Ron DeSantis, the infamous governor of Florida, has once again become the subject of mockery thanks to his white rain boots. The boots, famously worn by DeSantis to inspect hurricane damage last year, were the target of ridicule after his disastrous 2024 campaign launch.
The launch, which was set to take place on Wednesday at 6pm Eastern Time, was marred by technical difficulties from the get-go. Twitter was unable to cope with the traffic, and the servers repeatedly crashed.
The event was delayed by several minutes, and when it finally began, the audio kept cutting out. Moderator David Sacks said that the internet was being ‘melted’ by the sheer volume of people trying to listen.
But it wasn’t just the technical failures that made DeSantis a laughing stock – it was his lack of preparedness. Despite having had months to plan the launch, DeSantis seemed ill-equipped to handle the situation when Twitter failed. His team did little to address the problems, leaving DeSantis floundering and his supporters disappointed.
Perhaps worst of all, the launch was overshadowed by the presence of Elon Musk. Musk seemed to steal the show from DeSantis. His comments about the event being ‘real’ and ‘refreshing’ were viewed as patronizing by many, and his decision to host the event from David Sacks’ account rather than his own was seen as a power play.
Despite the chaos, DeSantis tried to laugh it off. He appeared on Fox News later that night and joked about the fiasco, saying that it had ‘broken the Twitter space’. But his attempt to downplay the situation only made him seem more out of touch with his supporters.
Many in the conservative community were left feeling disappointed and frustrated by DeSantis’ lackluster performance. They had expected more from a man who is often touted as a potential successor to Donald Trump. Instead, all they got was a poorly prepared launch and a lot of embarrassment.
It’s clear that DeSantis has a long way to go if he wants to earn the respect and support of conservative voters. His failure to deliver a successful launch only underscores his lack of preparedness and strategic thinking. If he wants to be taken seriously as a contender for the presidency, he needs to do better – much better.
Ron DeSantis’ 2024 campaign launch may have raised $1 million in one hour, but it was an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions. The technical difficulties that plagued the Twitter live chat event meant that it took almost 40 minutes to get started, and the audio frequently cut out. The mockery was relentless, and the chaotic launch was far from the “strong leadership” DeSantis promised to bring to America and has seriously damaged his chances of a successful presidential run.
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